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BSoUP Meeting - June 2014

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BSoUP June Meeting

The next BSoUP meeting takes place on Tuesday 17 June at 7.30 for 8.00 p.m. in Meeting Room 3, Union Building, Beit Quadrangle, Imperial College, South Kensington, London SW7 [Entrance via Prince Consort Road] (Directions). New and prospective new members will be welcomed from 7.30 p.m. See Welcome.

Show & Tell: We have made this a Committee Show & Tell because the rest of you seem to have all gone to sleep!  There will be images from Joss Woolf, Anthony Holley, Colin Doeg, Brian Pitkin, Alex Mustard and Martha Tressler all with clever stories. 

FIveSixEight Bar Imperial College Union
FiveSixEight Bar, Imperial College Union

Focus On Slideshow
Focus On Red Slideshow

Focus On - Red (Definition: anything alive under water that is red: fish; other marine animals; or whatever you can find.) The Competition is now closed. There were a total of 46 entries, 30 of which have been shortlisted for projection. Entrants whose images have not been shortlisted have been notified by e-mail.  BSoUP Members only may view the shortlisted entries in the Competition Slide Show. You will be asked to login if you have not already done so this session.

Stuart PhilpottCreating Front Covers.  Stuart has achieved more than 70 diving magazine front covers (UK and overseas) in the past 10 years so he must be doing something right! 

He is a full time professional underwater photographer and journalist so getting the money shot is all important. On a magazine assignment a front cover shot tops up the invoice and he also admits to still getting a kick from seeing one of his pictures on the front! He will also show how the magazines completely ruin the picture by adding text, zooming in and cutting off scenery and in some cases the marine life. And finally he will also talk about how to sell your pictures, and how much money you can make. He says every front cover tells a funny story so be prepared!
Stuart has been taking pictures under water for the past 20 years and turned professional in 2004.  He currently has a regular arrangement with Sport Diver Magazine.  He uses a Nikon D800 in a Sea & Sea housing with 2 x YS-D1 strobes. Favourite lens is the 16mm Nikkor fisheye.

Stuart Philpott
Stuart Philpott

Focus On - Red - Results

Congratulations to Super Jolly who was the winner of this month's Focus On - Red with an image of a jelllyfish taken in Jellyfish Lake, Palau with a Canon S95 1/800 @ f8.

Congratulations also to Arthur Kingdon and Mark Drayton and who came second and third respectively with images of a Sunstar with hermit crab passenger taken at Loch Creran, near Oban with a Nikon D7000, Sigma 17-70mm, 125th @f16 and a Pygmy Seahorse on red sea fan at Jo-Jo's, Lembeh with a Nikon D7100, twin Inon Z240, Nauticam Housing, 60mm Micro Nikkor, 1/125 @ f13.0, ISO 250.


Super Jolly
1st © Super Jolly
Arthur Kingdon
2nd© Arthur Kingdon

How the top six scored:-

Position Photographer Points Firsts
1 Super Jolly 14 3
2 Arthur Kingdon 12 3
3 Mark Drayton 12 2
4 Mark Feldman 10 2
5= Nicholas Godfrey 9 1
5= Dougie Souness 9 1

The top six may be viewed in the Gallery.

BSoUP Members only may view all the entries in the Competition Slideshow Archive. You will be prompted to login if you have not already done so this session.

If you entered and were not in the top six but would like to know how your image fared please contact me.

Next month's Focus On competition is Green Water - anything taken in cold water which is normally green - so the UK, Ireland, Norway, Canada, New Zealand and South Australia qualify but the Canaries and Mediterranean dont, no matter how cold it feels! If in doubt, ask. Deadline: Monday 7th July. Please read the Rules before entering.

Mark Drayton
3rd © Mark Drayton

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